THE JOHN EDES HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1026616

Date first listed: 05-Jul-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Oct-1971

Statutory Address: THE JOHN EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE JOHN EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: Chichester

National Grid Reference: SU 85798 04880

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TEST STREET 1. 972 (North Side) The John Edes House (formerly Westgate House) SU 8504 NE 3/136 5.7.5O. I GV 2. 1696. This house has often been attributed to Wren, but the Victoria County History and other architectural critics dissent. 2 storeys, attic and basement. 7 windows. Red brick with Portland stone dressings and centre portion. The shape of the house is a central portion with 2 slightly projecting wings. String-course above ground floor. Cornice above 1st floor with modillions and egg and dart moulding below. Tiled hipped roof with lead ridges. 1 dormer in each wing. Pediment over central portion. Original casement wipdows with leaded panes and keystones over. Doorway up steps with pilasters of quoins, flat arch, semi-circular fanlight, broken curved pediment and 6 panel moulded doors. The approach has been altered in modern times. In the place of a brick wall some way in front of the house, a low stone wall has been built at the bottom of the steps which hides the basement windows. The pair of panelled stone piers supporting pineapples which previously flanked the entrance to the house in the middle of the brick wall has been moved to the entrance to the County Hall at the side and a similar pair, copied from them, were at the same time placed each side of the exit on the other side, but have since been removed. The garden front has a porch with Ionic columns and a room above, added later. Good panelling inside.

Church of St Peter, Nos 21 to 25 (consec), The John Edes House and Nos 27 to 33 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8579404879

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 300284

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Saltzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Sussex, (1935)

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